Missouri River Flood Coordination Task Force Report, September 25, 2011

(2011) Missouri River Flood Coordination Task Force Report, September 25, 2011. Iowa Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management

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Abstract

The Missouri River floods of 2011 will go down in history as the longest duration flooding event this state has seen to date. The combination of above normal snowfall in the upper Missouri River basin followed by the equivalent of nearly one year’s worth of rainfall in May created an above normal runoff situation which filled the Missouri River and the six main reservoirs within the basin. Compounding this problem was colder than normal temperatures which kept much of the snow pack in the upper basin on the ground longer into the spring, setting the stage for this historic event.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Floods, Disaster Management, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Iowa, Missouri
Subjects: State government
Natural Disasters > Flood
Natural Disasters
ID Code: 17694
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 03 Sep 2014 19:22
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2014 19:22
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17694